Lenten Fasting–What to Give Up?

GE DIGITAL CAMERAEach year I look forward to Lent and embarking on some sort of spiritual discipline leading up to Easter. Usually, I have my fast well in mind at least a few weeks before Ash Wednesday (March 1). But this year I’ve been waffling.

I wanted to come up with something meaningful and . . . let’s face it . . . clever. The year I added the fruit of the Spirit to my diet was wonderful and blog followers seemed to appreciate coming along on the journey.

But in 2017 . . . nothing jumped out for me. Until Sunday.

I was speaking at a church about an hour from home and the pastor preached on the 23rd Psalm. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . . .” The pastor said the word for want was a sort of gut-churning worry. Oh yeah, I know about that.

So there you have it. I’m giving up worry for Lent.

Which is hard. If I were giving up, say, chocolate, I’d know how to do that. Don’t eat chocolate. But how not to worry? I’m not sure, but I plan to give it a shot with Matthew 6:25-34 as my guidebook.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Step 1 – Don’t worry about how to give up worry for Lent.

2 thoughts on “Lenten Fasting–What to Give Up?

  1. Teresa

    Too often when life falls apart in front of our very eyes, we think WE need to do anything to fix it! Then when we finally realize we CANNOT fix it~we turn to WORRY. But God gives us clear directions
    for what to do with worry! Always give it to Him~~That’s the “very best” fixing we can do~~Albeit the toil! 🙏🙏

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